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In Indonesia, the anniversary summit of the countries of Asia and Africa

The jubilee summit of the countries of Asia and Africa on the theme "Strengthening South-South Cooperation, Promoting Peace and Prosperity in the World" is being held in the Indonesian capital Jakarta from 22 to 24 April. Delegations of 109 Asian and African states, 16 observer countries and 25 international organizations have been invited to it, the People's Daily reports.

South-South cooperation refers to cooperation among developing countries, which are mainly located in the southern hemisphere. It is about cooperation in such areas as technology, resources and finance.

The presence of the PRC Chairman at the 60 anniversary of the Bandung Conference is of significant symbolic importance. Xi Jinpingbecause at one time it was at this conference that Chinese Prime Minister Zhou Enlai made a deep impression on the Asian countries, which at that time were suspicious of the newly founded communist state, the People's Daily writes.

Analysts expect that the head of China will touch on the creation of an Asian infrastructure investment bank (ABII), topic "Silk Road Economic Belt" и "Maritime Silk Road of the 21st century".

According to Yin Gang, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences who studies Western Asia, the Belt and Road concept and the AIIB can serve as a good model for Asian-African cooperation, and at the same time contribute to the development of other projects.

"The success of the AIIB at this stage is demonstrated by the principles of equality and mutual support, as stated in the Spirit of Bandung.", said Shen Dingli, a professor at the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University in Shanghai.

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